Christmas Card Tips to Help Teen Moms


The art of letter writing and card sending needs to be revitalized with you! Check out a few of my tips on how you can use a simple Christmas Card to help teen moms.

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Top 10 Things I Learned This Year After Finally Getting This NPO Off The Ground


July 2010 I had this great idea to open a home for pregnant and/or parenting, displaced teen girls. I was pretty sure at the most it would take about 12 months. Fast forward to June 2014 when I was finally granted my license to operate as residential group home, we had the funding, we had … Continue reading Top 10 Things I Learned This Year After Finally Getting This NPO Off The Ground

Fair Warning: Spectator Parents


My husband and I have been youth volunteer sport coaches since before our own kids were born. I love basketball. He loves soccer. We both dig kiddos. As much satisfaction that comes from teaching a kid the benefits of an active lifestyle, the fun of playing games with other kids your age, and gaining a … Continue reading Fair Warning: Spectator Parents

Money should never be a barrier in making a difference: 5 Key Principles In Funding Your Passion


Yesterday marked yet another day of blessed success for The Sparrow's Nest. We were able to exceed our crazy goal of raising $50,000 in 50 days by drawing in over $53,000. Even though the majority of my time is spent in development and networking, direct campaigns are very intimidating. What do you do if you … Continue reading Money should never be a barrier in making a difference: 5 Key Principles In Funding Your Passion

6 Lessons Learned From Moving Vision to Reality


I'm frequently asked how to start a faith based, non-profit from scratch. There are so many different details and requirements by city, county, and state that sometimes that is a really hard question to answer. Maybe I'll write a book someday.  For now here are six lessons I have learned from starting a faith based … Continue reading 6 Lessons Learned From Moving Vision to Reality

Why We Will Re-Gift at Sparrow


I could go either way this time of year. On one hand I love all the parties and festivities. I love that for one time of the year the entire Earth seems to focus on the birth of  a baby. But I find it draining from all the expectations and requirements. I like Halloween. One … Continue reading Why We Will Re-Gift at Sparrow

Blessed With Burden


Hey God, It's going good. You continue to freakishly bless me. I don't have to tell you that I'm tired. Like really tired. Like fall in bed exhausted and wake up fatigued. It's been a long haul. So much more complicated than I could have ever imagined. I ask myself if I'm making it more … Continue reading Blessed With Burden

Sometimes I Wish I Didn’t


It would be really nice. If just for one day I didn't do it. It's not that big a deal but if I could go one day with out getting all blubbery cry baby over Sparrow that would be really cool. But today's no different. I started the day crying over all the people on … Continue reading Sometimes I Wish I Didn’t

Guest Blog: School Dad’s Prayer Warriors


DH and I have been blessed this past year to become really good friends with Joe and Julie Falcomata. There is no doubt that their children are the highest priority for them. For example, Joe is one of the few dads on the field trip. But lots of other  kids are receiving their blessing as … Continue reading Guest Blog: School Dad’s Prayer Warriors

Can you spare a few bucks?: My Top 4 things to help the homeless


I've been called about 5 times about a woman with a small child sleeping in the car. She's mostly been at the QT on Kisker and the Walgreens on Caulks Hill. Her story is the same. Her water has been turned off. She's not sure what to do. She's called all the agencies. There is … Continue reading Can you spare a few bucks?: My Top 4 things to help the homeless